Father’s Day Apron

Father's Day Apron - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog} 

Father’s Day is coming up ladies!  June 19th!  You have PLENTY of time to order yourself some beautiful fabric and make this classic reversible apron for your Daddy or Hunny.  I ordered the fabric for my apron on a Saturday night and received it on my doorstep on Tuesday morning!  That’s less than 3 days from start to finish!  You can’t beat that!  I found this tutorial at  They did such a good job, there are lots of pictures and the instructions are easy to follow.   

  My husband  is such a great guy and always spoils me on Mother’s Day.  I’m very excited for Father’s Day so I can have my turn to spoil him!  My husband is a simple guy and so easy to please.  There is nothing in this world he loves more than a great steak.  He also loves to be the one to grill it.  You may find this hard to believe but I have never given my husband anything handmade before.  He has even said he would like something handmade, but I don’t know what to make for a grown man!  I knew for this Father’s Day I wanted my gift to be thoughtful and handmade.  I searched the Internet and when I found this reversible apron tutorial I knew he would LOVE it!  I chose to use Aqua, Brown and Spring fabric from Free to Grow by Robert Kaufman.  My husband has beautiful blue eyes and this fabric is going to make them pop!  He is going to love that he has his very own, non-girly, apron to grill in!


  • 2  D rings (1″ wide)
  • Large piece of paper for making pattern (I used wrapping paper)
  • 1 yard of two different fabrics (front and back) 
  • Coordinating thread
  • 1/4 yard fabric for straps 

Option: You could use ribbon instead of fabric for the straps.  You would need approximately 3 yards of 7/8″ ribbon. ( 3 pieces of 22″ ribbon and 1 piece of 4″ ribbon). 

  • I used the same width as the tutorial but added 10″ to the length. (25″ wide by 35″ long)  My husband is 6 feet tall and I wanted the apron to fall at the knee.  The only other thing I did differently than the tutorial was adding a pocket to both sides instead of just the one side.

Father's Day Apron - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}Even if this apron isn’t something your Dad or Husband would like, make one for yourself or even your kids! This apron is easy enough that your kids could even help you make it!  I had a blast making this and I can’t wait to give it to my sweetheart on Father’s Day!  I hope he doesn’t look at this post! 🙂


We ended up going camping on Father’s Day.  I kind of felt bad he didn’t get much of a break because he usually does most of the cooking when we are camping.  (He wants to).  He is getting pretty good at dutch oven cooking! 🙂  Anyway, with all the cooking he was doing I just couldn’t wait to give him his apron!  He opened it up and was so thrilled to have a handmade gift just for him. 🙂  He wore it every time he cooked.  I’m so lucky I got such a great guy!   These pictures I’m about to show you were VERY early in the morning!  Regardless my hunny looked Great as always!

Father's Day Apron - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}
 Father's Day Apron - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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  1. Posted May 28, 2011 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Very handsome apron!

  2. Kayla
    Posted May 28, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Hi Cherie! You need to post a picture of your hubby in it on Father’s Day! 🙂 Thanks for sharing! LOVE IT!!!

    • Cherie
      Posted May 29, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

      Kayla! I’ll definitely post it! 🙂 I’m sure he will want to show it off! LOL

  3. Kayla
    Posted June 27, 2011 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Yeah! You posted a pic of him! He looks great!! Job well done!!

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